Ahmed Tabaqchali is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of AFC Iraq Fund and an experienced Capital Markets professional with over 25 years experiences in US and MENA markets. He is currently fellow at the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS), an advisor to the AUIS Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center (AEIC), and nonresident senior fellow at Atlantic Council. He is a board member of the Credit Bank of Iraq, and of Capital Investments of Capital Bank in Jordan.
He is a former Executive Director of NBK Capital, the investment banking arm of the National Bank of Kuwait as head of Brokerage and prior to that, a Managing Director and Head of International Institutional Sales at WR Hambrecht + Co. based in London, New York and San Francisco. This followed roles as a Managing Director at KeyBanc in London charged with international sales, and before that Director & Head of Capital Markets & Institutional Sales at Jefferies Int’l in London. He started his career at Dean Witter International in London.
Ahmed has an M.Sc. in Mathematics from Oxford University in the UK, a B.Sc. (Hons, 1st class) in Mathematics from Victoria University in New Zealand and a B.Sc. in Mathematics from University of Canterbury in New Zealand.